Napolitano: Ohio Ruling Shows Obama Administration 'Willing to Use Courts' to Prevent Romney Votes
Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano was back on Fox and Friends this morning, this time to explain the controversy over a court ruling that bans Ohio military voters from casting their ballot a few days early.
As Napolitano explained, the governor of Ohio realized the problems that military voters face, and how it takes them longer to receive and send out their absentee ballots, so he introduced the legislature to allow for five extra days of voting.
“The Obama campaign challenged this, and said, ‘If you’re going to give the military five more days to vote, you gotta give everybody five more days to vote,’”
he said. A district court judge and a federal appeals court have since agreed with the Obama administration.
Ohio’s governor says he plans to appeal the decision, but as Napolitano says, “I think it’s kind of late in the day for the Supreme Court of the United States to be addressing campaign law when ballots have to be printed and people need to know.”
Napolitano also theorized that the Obama administration was against the Ohio proposal in order to shut out some of the military personnel who might vote Republican.
“I think the Obama administration is willing to use the court system to keep people who will vote for Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan from doing so.”
Hear the rest of the judge’s remarks in the video below, including his take on last night’s debate.